Maintenance human factors and flight safety
Contribution to a Book
Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace, Third Edition
This chapter will chronicle the journey of the community of operators, regulators, and researchers who embarked upon the task of identifying critical human factors of maintenance and inspection, establishing a database and research tools, developing practical strategies for reducing the risks of maintenance and inspection errors, and understanding its critical role in preserving flight safety. We will take a historical perspective, developing a timeline that is largely driven by key events such as accidents and regulatory/government actions and initiatives. Part 1 focuses on how the field of maintenance human factors was built, beginning in the late 1980s. Part 2 describes the development of methods and tools for meeting the maintenance human factors challenges identified. Finally, Part 3 updates the original chapter by focusing on issues that have persisted or emerged since 2010.
Human error, Human factors, Inspection, Maintenance, Maintenance resource management
Psychology; Research Foundation
Barbara G. Kanki and Alan N. Hobbs. "Maintenance human factors and flight safety" Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace, Third Edition (2022): 477-515. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420139-2.00019-8